Salisbury: Woman Arrested for Alleged Disorderly Conduct at Rowan Public Library and a Double Vehicular Arson on MLK, Jr. Avenue

Posted on August 20, 2016

RFP Staff

♦ While surrounding streets(Jackson, Church, and Fisher) and the parking lot behind the Rowan Public Library HQ on Fisher Street have their share of muggings, purse-snatchings, and stick-ups, larger challenges seldom confront RPL’s security inside the county’s outstanding library.  Mostly their platter of difficulties can be described as waking up homeless people dozing off by the magazine racks, shushing folks who talk too loud in the 2nd floor computer area, occasionally picking up used syringes from the restroom floors, or dealing with folks arguing with librarians over their borrowing privileges being suspended for failure to return library materials. Nothing sadder than children having their library privileges removed for failure to return DVDs or an illustrated copy of “Mrs. Boo Goo Gets Carjacked in the City of Make Believe”.

The Rowan Public Library HQ at 201 Fisher Street in Salisbury:

On Friday security was allegedly tested to the max at around 8:27 p.m. by Sydney Taylor Brown, 21, of Richard Road in Salisbury when she allegedly became loud and argumentative and was said to damage a computer up on the 2nd floor (an estimated $200 dollars worth of damage). She soon left the library and was later arrested at 217 North Long Street and charged with injury to personal property (misdemeanor) and disorderly conduct (misdemeanor). Under a secured $1,000 bond, Brown remains in the Rowan County Detention Center.

Sydney Taylor Brown:

Sydney Taylor Brown’s Previous Record:

Carl T. Rowan Speaks to the Ages:

**This article will be updated when more information arrives.”


♦ Salisbury appears to have an uptick in motorvehicle arsons since the early spring of this year. Law enforcement sources believe much of it is vandalism, some torchings may result from individuals angry at their car dealers attempting to reclaim their vehicles for non-payment, or someone sees a better payoff from their vehicle insurance than from a scrapyard. In rare instances someone just wants to get rid of evidence from a Salisbury “hit n’ run” or other serious crime.

On Thursday at 1:46 a.m. the Salisbury Police received a report from Advantage Vehicles, LLC AKA as Advantage Rent-A-Car on 5501 Josh Birmingham Parkway in Charlotte that two of their vehicles, a Jeep Compass SUV valued at $25,000 and a Honda Odessy Van valued at $8,000, were deliberately set on fire in a parking lot on 711 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue in Salisbury.

711 MLK, Jr. Avenue in Salisbury:

The two women who rented the vehicles Javiena Means and Kerin Bradshaw, who live on MLK. Jr Avenue, alerted Advantage Vehicles LLC about the double vehicular arson.

Citizens having any knowledge about this crime are urged to call the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333. If you fear retribution, want to remain anonymous and possibly collect an award of up to $1,000, information can be submitted 24/7 via the web: or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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